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Juan De Fuca S 
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Moskstraumen S 
My Mom Hates You S 
Paintbrush Arete S 
Scooptonite S 
Sea Sprite S 
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Siren S 
Star Ariel S 
Star tiger S 
Sulphur queen S 
Too Tall for Twomey S 

The Shipyard Rock Climbing 

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This is the steepest crag in piney. Prepare to get pumped! Southwest aspect provides a sunny crag that stays shaded until 1:00 in the summer. This crag is characterized by the large horizontal pocket lines that layer the wall and provide the huge jugs that everybody loves!

Getting There 

Hike uphill 15-20 min past trail side walls

Climbing Season

For the Piney Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Shipyard

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Shipyard:
Juan De Fuca   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Blame It On El Nino   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 155'   
Bootylicious   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Paintbrush Arete   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 185'   
Lost At Sea   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Sulphur queen   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 75'   
Too Tall for Twomey   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Sea Sprite   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Star Ariel   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Star tiger   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 75'   
The Bermuda Triangle   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Shipyard
Rock Climbing Photo: Thou must destroy Leviathan!

Leviathan 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Wyoming : Eastern Big Horns : ... : The Shipyard
LEVIATHAN!! The "wriggling serpent" who will be killed at the end of time!!! An open project by the late, great Terry Twomey. The longest route on the Mytho wall by a long shot. The opening moves are challenging and engaging, followed by long pulls on good pockets with several tricky sequences. Once you break out of the pocket band, the climbing gets thin and techy, a true test of endurance. If you try to lower off this thing, you might want to use the midway anchor...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Nov 11, 2016
Having climbed up here a handful of times, I applaud the crew (esp. Terry- RIP) who had the vision, put all the work into route development, the awesome trail, nicely plaquing things, etc...

That being said, I think the only thing keeping these routes from being four-star mega classic status is that the pockets, large and small, tend to have many sea urchiny, spiny spikes hanging out in them. Maybe I need to toughen up, but a little bit of comfortizing goes a long way guys and gals! It sucks when your skin (not fingertip skin mind you) gives way before your forearms! Still, fantastic area that I'll continue to spend a ton of time at.

Also- what is with the seemingly continual downgrading occurring on the plaques up here? Are the locals just spinning tons of laps on these pitches and thus, they start to feel easier and easier? I've climbed a lot of Bighorn dolomite all over the region, and a couple of the downgrades are laughable! Are you doing the Bob Scarpelli thing, giving a route the lowest grade you can while keeping a straight face?!

Minor musings on a kick ass area- keep up the good work!
By TSpiegelberg
From: Sheridan, Wyoming
Nov 27, 2016
I think that is exactly what happened! The original grades on those plaques are right in my opinion.

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